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The distinguished surname Castellano originated in an area of Italy, known as the Papal States. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of the Papal States is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Castellano family lived at or near a "castle."

Castellano Early Origins



The surname Castellano was first found in the year 1070, when Pantaleone Castelli was responsible for the construction of the bronze doors for the church of San Paolo.

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Castellano Spelling Variations


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Castellano Spelling Variations



Surnames that originated in Italy are characterized by an enormous number of spelling variations. Some of these are derived from regional traditions and dialects. Northern names, for instance, often end in "o", while southern names tend to end in "i". Other variations come from the fact the medieval scribes tended to spell according to the sound of words, rather than any particular set of rules. The recorded variations of Castellano include Castelli, Castello, Castella, Castiello, Castiglio, Del Castello, Del Castiglio, Castelletti, Castelletto, Castelletta, Castellini, Castellino, Castellucci, Casteluccio, Castelluzzi, Castelluzzo, Castellotti, Castellotto, Castellone, Castiglione, Castiglioni, Castioni, Castellacci, Castellaccio, Castellazzi, Castellazzo, Castellani, Castellano, Castellana, Castellàn, Castellaneta, Castellari, Castellaro, Castellarini, Castellarìn, Castelfranco, Castelfranchi, Castelnovo, Castelnuovo, Castelnovi, Castelvecchio, Castelvecchi, Castelvetro and many more.

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Castellano Early History


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Castellano Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Castellano research. More information is included under the topic Early Castellano History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Castellano Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Castellano Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the family was Alberto Castellani was mayor of Cerea in 1210, 1211, and again in 1229; Pierozzo Castellani was a priest in 1390; Luca Castellano was a priest in 1420; Agostino Castelli of Brescia was a military engineer and a prominent architect in 1488; the Da Castello...

Another 124 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Castellano Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Castellano or a variant listed above:

Castellano Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Juan Castellano, who sailed to America in 1512
  • Martín Castellano, to Hispaniola in 1536

Castellano Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Castellano, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Barbara Castellano, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • F Castellano, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1829
  • Martin Castellano, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1836
  • P Castellano, aged 38, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Castellano Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adalaide Castellano, aged 21, who settled in America from Montesiloana, Italy, in 1905
  • Alberico Castellano, aged 16, who settled in America from Meta, Italy, in 1907
  • Alessandro Castellano, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Pisciotta, Italy, in 1909
  • Adelaide Castellano, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Mezzojuso, Sicily, in 1910
  • Adelina Castellano, aged 17, who landed in America from Canicotti, Girgenti, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Castellano (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Castellano (post 1700)



  • Thomas Castellano Jr., American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 2004
  • Philip Castellano, American politician, First Selectman of Norwalk, Connecticut, 1922-27
  • Mary Anne Castellano, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1980
  • John Castellano, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Colorado, 1992
  • Talia Joy Castellano (1999-2013), American Internet celebrity
  • Richard Salvatore Castellano (1933-1988), American actor who gained fame playing the part of Peter Clemenza, in The Godfather
  • Joe Castellano (b. 1962), American broadcaster
  • Ramón Castellano de Torres (b. 1947), Spanish artist
  • Pedro Orlando Castellano Arrieta (b. 1970), Venezuelan former Major League Baseball player
  • Javier Castellano (b. 1977), Venezuelan jockey in American Thoroughbred horse racing

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    6. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    7. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    8. Glazier, Ira A. and P. Williams Filby Edition. Italians to America. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    11. ...

    The Castellano Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Castellano Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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